What to do after an arrest
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If you have been arrested don't panic. Exercise your right to an attorney. It is crucial that you don't answer questions from police officers or prosecutors or anyone else until you have defense counsel protecting you. Too many people who are arrested try to explain or talk their way out of the situation. Never sacrifice your right to remain silent. You also hold the right to have an attorney present during any questioning. Call a family member or someone else you trust to contact a Quincy criminal defense lawyer to come and help you. An attorney at my firm is available 24 hours a day, 365 days in the year to help clients throughout the Dorchester, Boston and Quincy areas.
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An experienced criminal defense lawyer at my firm begins fighting for you from the very first moment and takes pursues every possible opportunity to get the case dropped, dismissed or to take your case to a jury trial and fight for an acquittal. At the arraignment, your first court hearing, your attorney can enter your plea of guilty or not guilty, and depending on the circumstances, could get your case dismissed at this point. In the Show Cause Hearing also known as a Clerk's Hearing, it may be possible to take effective action to help you charges being filed. During the Motion Hearing the judge may decide to suppress the evidence against you if your rights were violated. With investigation it is often possible to turn up facts and evidence vital to your defense which could persuade a prosecutor to drop a case or to implement during a trial to influence the jury to bring a favorable verdict.
If you don't have an attorney yet to speak for you at the arraignment, simply plead "not guilty" and do not discuss any part of your case or accept any offer of a plea deal from the prosecutor until you speak with your legal counsel. Having an aggressive criminal defense lawyer at your side who is a former police officer and police prosecutor and who will fight for you every step of the way can make all the difference to the rest of your life. Call Attorney Novick for a consultation.